Nunhead’s Voice – Information for prospective Trustees
Who we are
Nunhead’s Voice is a local community organisation in Southwark, in South East London. We exist to promote the interests and enhance the lives of local residents and communities in our area. Operating as a charity since 2015, our turnover was £92,000 in 2018/19.
What we do
The main focus of our activities is around The Green Community Centre in Nunhead, which opened in January 2016 in a new, purpose-built venue. Nunhead’s Voice is responsible for the management of the centre, which provides our principle income stream through commercial hire of rooms for private parties and regular activities. We host a diverse programme of activities from children’s arts, music and drama to yoga, taekwondo and fitness classes.
The centre also acts as a base for our own charitable activities and a programme of free community events throughout the year. We run an active and popular weekly programme of social and wellbeing activities for older residents, as well as an annual Big Lunch, Older People’s Celebration Day and events themed around Black History Month.
We have developed a number of collaborative partnerships with other charitable organisations hosting a weekly Dementia café with the Alzheimer’s Society; arts activities as part of the Nunhead Art Trail and the Nunhead & Peckham Free Film Festival; and Films for Food screenings in support of our local food bank. We are developing new partnerships with local health providers, piloting ‘social prescribing’ to improve the health of local people and overcome isolation. Our priority for the current year is to increase our offer for young people.
Our Board and governance
Our Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly to provide strategic direction and oversight of charitable activities. The Board is supported by a Finance Sub Committee and Community Events Committee, which meet in the alternate months.
Our staff team
A Centre Manager provides leadership of our operations, supported by six part time staff.
What we are looking for
We are looking to strengthen our existing Board of seven Trustees, in anticipation of the departure of our current Chair, due to relocation. We are keen to recruit Trustees with a strong local commitment and a desire to make a positive contribution to their local community.
Following our most recent Board Skills Audit, we are specifically looking for Trustees with skills in strategic and business planning; legal; and human resource management. We would also welcome interest from people with the ability to exercise strong financial oversight.
What we can offer you
This is an exciting time to join Nunhead’s Voice. Over the past four years, we have built from scratch a sustainable organisation, with a stable turnover and growing staff team. As we refresh our charitable strategy and business plan, Trustees will have a great opportunity to shape the future direction of the charity, gain practical experience of leading a community organisation and help us make a real difference for the people of Nunhead.
Give Santa’s elfs a rest and grab yourself the perfect Christmas Gift at the Craft Fair on December 1st. Handmade wares by local traders. The day includes tree planting, kid’s crafting and a clothes swap. There’s something for everyone so come along for a fun day out. https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheGreenNunhead/events/
‘Sell Off’ is a one hour film by Peter Bach about the selling off, privatisation of our health service, and dismantling of our NHS. The film is just under an hour long, and charts how successive governments have operated over a 30 year period. This documentary is split into 10 chapters, and features many health professionals on the front line. Following the film our speakers will update the audience as to the situation today, what is happening on a local level, and will inform the audience as to what we can do to save what’s left of our NHS. This event is a call to action, as this will effect everyone in the country.
Dr Bob Gill will be the main speaker, is featured in the documentary, and is the best campaigner out there.
objections for planning application for a 20m 5G mast in Consort Road
the only “free” cash point in Nunhead charging 95p for withdrawals
how to spend £30,000 on improvements to Nunhead Station
Peckham and Nunhead Film Festival Poster Drawing Session
Lucie from drawing.people.together will be running two workshops to celebrate our 10th year of FREE FILMS in the community!
Sunday 14 April, 2-4pm at The Green Nunhead Commuity Centre, 5 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ (Next to the Old Nun’s Head Pub) – children will need adults/carers to stay and join in the drawing session.
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